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Current to Pressure (I/P) Converter Calibration Procedure

A “current to pressure” converter (I/P) converts an analog signal\ (4 to 20 mA) to a proportional linear pneumatic output (3 to 15 psig). Its purpose is to translate the analog output from a control system into a precise, repeatable pressure value to control pneumatic actuators/operators, pneumatic valves, dampers, vanes, etc.

Principle :

Its force balance principle is a coil suspended in a magnetic field on a flexible mount. At the lower end of the coil is a flapper valve that operates against a precision ground nozzle to create a backpressure on the servo diaphragm of a booster relay.

The input current flows in the coil and produces a force between the coil and the flapper valve, which controls the servo pressure and the output pressure.

Also Read :  Current to Pressure (I/P) Converter Theory

Calibration :

Required Apparatus:

1. Air Filter Regulator
2. I/P Converter
3. Master Pressure gauge (For Measurement of I/P Output pressure)
4. mA Source (to feed mA to I/P Converter)

Calibration Setup :

Current to Pressure Converter Calibration Procedure

Calibration Procedure :

  1. Inlet air supply to be set at 20 psi in AFR
  2. Feed 4mA from source to I/P converter
  3. Observe master pressure gauge , it should show 3psi
  4. If it is not showing (3psi) adjust I/P ZERO up to obtain the 3psi
  5. Feed 20mA from source to I/P converter
  6. Observe master pressure gauge , it should show 15 psi
  7. If it is not showing 15 psi- adjust I/P SPAN up to obtain the 15 psi
  8. After completion of above procedure again feed 4mA-observe 3psi 20mA-observe 15psi
  9. Up to achieve the correct output from I/P converter repeat the step 2 to 7.

After calibration following to be done:

  1. All the readings to be entered in calibration report.
  2. Calibration sticker to be adhesived.

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Salah March 22, 2018 at 7:02 am

Very clear and simple explanation, perfect, thank you

Yuriy May 4, 2018 at 11:53 pm

I don’t understand why 4mA corresponds to 3 psi?Could you help me?!


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